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Director, Communications, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Kimberley Bates’ experience encompasses communications, media, marketing, public affairs, policy and advocacy in the private sector and municipal, regional and provincial governments (Ministry of the Attorney General, Treasury Board Secretariat, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade), the Canadian Bar Association, Crop Life, Tim Horton Donut Ltd., Rogers Media, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.
She has completed the Degroote School of Business Executive Management Program and the Schulich School of Business Executive Leadership Program for Communications Directors.
Awards include the Ontario Public Service Amethyst Award for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Transportation Team and Communications Spotlight Awards for Digital and Internal Communications.
She is an executive coach in the ministry’s leadership development program and has been a mentor and judge for the International Association of Business Communicators.
Kimberley holds a Bachelor of Journalism Honors from Carleton University and is accredited in public relations by the Canadian Public Relations Society.